Chinese high fin banded shark Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Cypriniformes Family: Catostomidae Subfamily: Myxocyprininae Genus: Myxocyprinus(T. N. Gill, 1878) Species: M. asiaticus Binomial name Myxocyprinus asiaticus(Bleeker, 1865) Synonyms Myxocyprinus asiaticus sinensis Myxocyprinus asiaticus asiaticus Myxocyprinus asiaticus fukiensis Myxocyprinus asiaticus bleekeriBleeker, 1865 The Chinese high fin banded shark, Myxocyprinus asiaticus, is a popular freshwater community-aquarium fish that belongs to the Catostomidae family. They grow to over three feet long and may be unsuitable for most home aquariums. A large pond, over 1,000 gallons, would be a more suitable home. It is also known under twenty other common names: Chinese banded shark, Chinese sailfin sucker fish, high fin (also spelled hi-fin) banded loach,[ high fin loach, Chinese high fin sucker fish, sailfin sucker, topsail sucker, Asian sucker fish, Chinese sucker fish, wimple carp, wimple, freshwater batfish, Hilsa herring, rough fish, Chinese or Asian zebra high fin shark, Chinese or Asian zebra high fin sucker,Chinese emperor, Siamese sucker, Chinese banded shark, and Entsuyui in Japanese. Its popularity in the aquarium trade placed it as an endangered species in China.[ Myxocyprinus asiaticus bears no relation to true sharks except that they are both fish.